OK, OK, for everyone else it’s Wednesday tomorrow … but for me it’s Friday in that it’s the last day of this week’s working week – I have Thu/Fri off before going back into work on Saturday … and a very very bad weekend to be working 5am shifts – why? I hear you ask (I wondered what those voices in my head were!!) … this weekend the clocks go forward (yay, I love daylight saving), but it means instead of having to wake up at my normal 4am, it will actually be 3am (not yay, in fact a BIG boooooo!). I think I’m going to be totally wrecked … ooh, ooh, I just had a brainwave as I was typing this – I still have a couple of ‘luv your work’ awards that I could cash in, then I could come home an hour early and just have a 7-hour day … hmmm, food for thought …
Can I just take a brief moment to have a mini rant … you might want to skip this bit … I’ve just sent a grumpy email of complaint to a certain online store in the US, one who’s infamous for having things on backorder for months (say no more). Anyway, I’d pre-ordered the JCS Xmas ornie issue through them, as I can never find it in Melbourne (although now I know Dragonfly Dreams carries it, it’s likely I’ll pay the imported price and buy locally from now on) – we added a number of items to the list that Mum needed, and asked for it to be held until the JCS issue comes in to combine postage (that was on 1Sep) … of course it’s still got items on back order even now … anyway on speaking to Mum we decided to add a couple more items to the list (namely Flossaway bags), which meant we’d have to have two shipment parcels … not a problem. At the time I also requested an additional one or two items be added to the first shipment for the scissor fob exchange I’m sending … gave a list of items that would be options, and just asked for something that was in stock to be sent. Well, on 10Oct I was asked if I’d like to receive shipment on the first parcel, to which I replied yes, and could I make sure the exchange goodies were in there too, and please send the invoice so I can pay it immediately … today is 24Oct and to date I still have not received a single response, and certainly no invoice – I’ve sent two other chaser emails, as I was worried about the mailing dates, and still heard nothing. I very very rarely complain in writing … but today I finally put my fingers to the keyboard. I don’t even mind greatly if the goods couldn’t be shipped in time to meet my deadline, but I would have liked an acknowledgement and advice to that extent so I could have made other arrangements. As it is, it is now too late, and I’ll likely have to send two parcels over the oceans, but it’s left a rather bitter taste in my mouth that’s for sure! They were quick enough to send my monthly bits invoice (but I presume that’s automated), but I have to admit it’s still sitting unactioned in my inbox while I decide what to do with that. OK, my rant is now officially over … phew! 😉
That feels better getting that off my chest … now I can move on and go back to my happy existence and regular scheduled programming haha … BTW, did I tell you it’s Friday tomorrow??? See, that put a smile back on my face again hahaha.
Update to my rant … I’ve just heard back from the infamous ONS – apparently an invoice was sent 11Oct, which I never received, and due to personal reasons no-one has been actioning emails in the office … it’s been sitting waiting to be shipped upon payment since 11Oct – geesh, I wish I’d known about this two weeks ago!! As I just replied, I’ve always always paid immediately on receipt of any invoices, perhaps that should have rung alarm bells, and if someone could have just scanned through emails for those that are relevant … OK, I’m just going to stop ranting now and try to let it slide … maybe I need to drag out my old yoga tape LOL.